Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny 2016
- The action scenes were shot well. They're nothing mind blowing and do not exceed anything that was present in the original but they don't look bad either. The editing could be 'tighter' though.
- The cast is meh. They don't do bad job and they don't do an impressive job either. The decision to shoot the film in English is questionable (given the fact that the original was shot in Mandarin) and the accents of some of the cast…
You Only Live Twice 1967
- Action scenes were alright. Compared to Thunderball, editing is improved.
- The pacing of the film is quite good, it moves efficiently and the dull moments are kept to a minimum.
- Sean Connery is at it again and I can't really see any faults in his performance. Other cast members, for the most part, do a good enough job.
You Only Live Twice was a nice change of pace for me after the previous two films. It manages to be an entertaining experience without boring you too much.
The One 2001
- The cast generally does a good job and Jet Li gets to flex his acting chops (and does an okay job).
- The story has an interesting concept but gets generic real quick. Characters are interesting enough to carry through the relatively short runtime (especially Jason Statham's character).
- The action is a good mix of tried and true martial arts choreography with John Woo style gun action. Nothing particularly amazing, but good.
- The cinematography is somewhat dull…
- The film looks quite good. I loved the production design. CGI can be a hit or miss at times, though.
- The acting was sufficient. I always enjoy watching Tom Cruise, and Andrea Riseborough was a highlight.
- The action scenes weren't particularly good. I felt like they were half-baked and not a priority in the grand scheme of things.
- The story is a problematic one. I actually enjoyed the first 40 minutes or so but as the…